Grants, award and prizes

ANMF (Vic Branch)

ANMF is committed to assisting its members achieve nursing excellence and offers several annual grants, awards and prizes.

ANMF members and Special Interest Group members are eligible to apply for several grants, awards and prizes.

This section provides general information about the grants, awards and prizes ANMF distributes to members each year.



ANMF grants, award and prizes

The ANMF (Vic Branch) awards $1000 to an HSR elected under the OHS Act 2004 who has demonstrated an outstanding achievement and commitment to the ANMF (Vic Branch) and to the members in their workplace, such as

  • protection of Nurses and midwives from workplace injuries and illness
  • leadership and innovation in workplace OHS
  • resolution of workplace OHS issues or disputes
  • achievements in representation and consultation.

The nomination period for this award is 1 January to the last Friday in May every year. 

The successful HSR will be selected by a panel comprising the ANMF (Vic Branch) President, Secretary and OHS Unit Co-ordinator.

This award will be presented at the annual ANMF (Vic Branch) HSR conference held in June.

Contact your ANMF organiser.

ANMF (Vic Branch) awards an annual prize to an outstanding final year nursing student from every Victorian university and TAFE.

Recipients of this prize display excellence in nursing theory and clinical practice and are nominated by their institution.

These awards are announced at the ANMF (Vic Branch) Annual General Meeting in December or at the individual university or TAFE's award presentation ceremony.

Contact the ANMF (Vic Branch) Graduate and Final Year Officer.

This annual $4000 ANMF (Vic Branch) Humanitarian Grant will assist overseas nurses who enter Australia as refugees to gain their registration with the NMBA (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia).

This grant was established following a request to assist a young Sudanese refugee enrolled in a Victorian undergraduate nursing program.

Further investigation revealed a number of refugees in Australia, who were also nurses, and required assistance to practice. ANMF (Vic Branch) believes it is important to support nurses who are refugees from other countries and to assist them to continue to practice nursing in Victoria and earn a living for themselves and their families.

The $4000 ANMF Humanitarian Grant will be available each year and funds will be allocated to applicants who:

  • have a nursing qualification
  • have received or are in the process of obtaining Australian refugee status
  • undertake a pre-registration or supervised practice program in order to gain registration with the NMBA 
  • provide confirmation of acceptance in education programs and details of associated costs.

Contact ANMF (Vic Branch) Professional Officer Lynne West.

 

Application information

ANMF (Vic Branch) invites ANMF members living within 70kms of the Melbourne central business district (CBD) to apply for this grant.

This grant is provided by ANMF (Vic Branch) to assist ANMF (Vic Branch) members to obtain education in/or relevant to their areas of practice. Please note, this is not a scholarship, which by definition pays for the full cost of the course of study.

The judging panel will determine the number of successful applicants with the total value of the ANMF (Vic Branch) Metropolitan Education Grant being $7,500. In previous years the successful candidates have received between $100 and $500. Please note, this is not a scholarship, which by definition pays for the full cost of the course of study. 

To apply applicants must:

  • have been an ANMF (Vic Branch) financial member for at least the past 24 months
  • provide confirmation of enrolment in the relevant higher education
  • provide proof of payment in the relevant higher education
  • complete the course within two years
  • not have been in receipt of the ANMF Grant in the previous 12 months
  • provide a written application of no more than 250 words detailing the ways in which the education will be beneficial
  • live within 70kms of the CBD.

Applications close in July each year, in 2018 this will be Friday 27 July. Yearly dates are published in the news section or On The Record when applications open.

Contact ANMF (Vic Branch) Professional Officer Lynne West.

Application information

ANMF (Vic Branch) invites ANMF members living more than 70kms from the Melbourne central business district to apply for this grant.

This grant is provided by ANMF (Vic Branch) to assist ANMF (Vic Branch) members to obtain education in / or relevant to their areas of practice.

Please note, this is not a scholarship, which by definition pays for the full cost of the course of study.

The judging panel will determine the number of successful applicants with the total value of the ANMF (Vic Branch) Regional Education Grant being $7,500.  In previous years the successful candidates have received between $100 and $500. Please note, this is not a scholarship, which by definition pays for the full cost of the course of study. 

To apply applicants must:

  • have been an ANMF financial member for at least the past 24 months
  • provide confirmation of enrolment in the relevant higher education
  • provide proof of payment in the relevant higher education • complete the course within two years
  • not have been in receipt of this ANMF Grant in the previous 12 months
  • provide a written application of no more than 250 words detailing the ways in which the education will be beneficial
  • live more than 70kms from the CBD.

Applications close in July each year, in 2018 this will be Friday 27 July. Yearly dates are published in the news section or On The Record when applications open.

Contact ANMF (Vic Branch) Professional Officer Lynne West .

Application information

This grant is available for Masters and PhD students.

The research proposal must be of clinical nursing significance and completed within two years of the application closing date. The proposal must already have approval by your university ethics committee and your research supervisor.

Applications close in late September every year, in 2018 this will be Friday 21 September. Yearly dates are published in the news section or On The Record when applications open.

Contact ANMF (Vic Branch) Professional Officer Lynne West.

ANMF (Vic Branch) conference, study and grants project

ANMF (Vic Branch) is strongly committed to nurses attending and participating in conferences relevant to their professional practice.

Full-time and part-time ANMF members, who have been a financial member for at least 12 months, are eligible to apply for financial assistance to attend a Victorian, interstate or international conference. Criteria apply.

Contact Vanessa Standfield.

Application information

This annual grant supports an ANMF (Vic Branch) Special Interest Group or member undertaking clinical nursing research or higher education study.

The clinical project or higher education study must:

  1. have the endorsement of your ANMF (Victorian Branch) Special Interest Group
  2. be relevant to clinical nursing practice be transferable across workplace settings.

Applications close in late September every year, in 2018 this will be Friday 21 September. Yearly dates are published in the news section or On The Record when applications open.

Contact ANMF (Vic Branch) Professional Officer Lynne West.

Application Information

Every year, the ANMF (Vic Branch) awards $1000 to a Hannah Sellers Job Rep of the Year.

This award is for Job Reps in Victoria who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the ANMF and to ANMF members in their workplace.

Achievements may comprise recruitment, dispute resolution or any other exceptional initiative that improves their colleagues' wages, employment conditions or ability to provide high quality care.

The successful Job Rep will be selected by a panel comprising the ANMF (Vic Branch) President, Secretary and Assistant Secretary. The award will be presented at the Annual Delegates Conference every year.
 
Nominations open on 1 January and close the last Friday of May each year.

Contact your ANMF (Vic Branch) Organiser.

 

The Vi Elliott Occupational Health Nurses Trust makes up to $3000 available annually for:

  1. Victorian nurses involved in or moving into the field of Occupational Health Nursing or Occupational Health and Safety to undertake professional development.
  2. Victorian education institutions involved in the education of nurses in the fields of Occupational Health Nursing or Occupational Health and Safety

The grant is available for use to attend conferences, seminars, workshops, to undertake an education course or a research project in this field.

Applications close in August each year, in 2018 this will be Friday 24 August. Yearly dates are published in the news section or On The Record when applications open.

Contact ANMF (Vic Branch) Professional Officer Lynne West.

Application information